Lafayette

Apr 4, 2013 4:52 PM by KATC

Couple arrested for thefts totaling $200,000

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Investigators have arrested a Youngsville couple for possession of stolen property in a joint investigation with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

37-years-old Roger Leger and his wife 36-year-old Christy Leger, both of Youngsville, have been arrested for possession of stolen things worth over $200,000.

During the search of the Leger home, deputies located marijuana, methamphetamines and Ketamine, a small pet tranquilizer commonly abused by drug users according to authorities.

Over the past several weeks several Store and Lock facilities in Acadiana have been burglarized, including one in Ascension Parish.

On Wednesday April 3, 2013, the authorities in Ascension Parish released video footage of the suspects arriving and leaving a facility via news media's throughout the state; this resulted in the identification of the suspects and where the suspects were located within Lafayette Parish.

Ascension Investigators forwarded the information to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and the two agencies joined forces to locate a ski boat valued at over $100,000.00 and additional property expected to appraise at $100,000.00.

The investigation now includes authorities from St Landry Parish, Vermillion Parish, Lafayette City Police and Broussard City Police.

Each of these agencies are investigating burglaries at storage facilities and some property recovered may be linked to these jurisdictions. Investigators confirmed that some of the property recovered is related to an ongoing investigation within Lafayette Parish of storage facilities on Johnston Street.

Both have been charged with possessing controlled substances Schedule 1, 2, and 3. No bond has been set.

Additional charges are likely and more arrest are expected.

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